Homelessness in Indiana decreased in 2018, HUD says

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says that homelessness in Indiana has decreased by 3.3 percent in 2018.

State and local planning agencies reported that 5,258 people were homeless in Indiana in 2018.

This is an 18.5 percent decrease from 2010.

The number of families with children experiencing homelessness in 2018 declined 16.5 percent since 2017.

Veteran homelessness on a single night in January 2018 declined 12.4 percent from the same month in 2017.

Since 2010, Veteran homelessness in Indiana has declined by 29.7 percent.

Long-term homelessness decreased 16.4 percent from 2017.

Nationally, 31 states and the District of Columbia reported decreases in homelessness between 2017 and 2018, while 19 reported increases.

There was an overall 0.3 percent increase in homelessness in the United States between 2017 and 2018.

HUD says that this increase is partly due to the nearly 4,000 people in emergency shelters in areas impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters that occurred in 2018.

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